1. [ noun ] separating something into fine particles
Synonyms: atomisation atomization
Related terms: division break_up
2. [ noun ] the disintegration of social norms governing behavior and thought and social relationships
Related terms: decomposition break_up
3. [ noun ] (computer science) the condition of a file that is broken up and stored in many different locations on a magnetic disk

"fragmentation slows system performance because it takes extra time to locate and assemble the parts of the fragmented file"

Related terms: storage computer_science
4. [ noun ] the scattering of bomb fragments after the bomb explodes
Related terms: explosion break_up
Similar spelling:   fragmental